Dick of the Year: David Bahati MP

I’d like to nominate Ugandan MP David Bahati for Dick of the Year. His initial dickishness should have seen him qualify for 2009’s award, but he deserves it in 2011 due to the consequences of his actions two years ago.

Dick of the Year – Dave Hartnett

This is (probably) the final nomination for 2011’s Dick of the Year award. We will open voting tomorrow. Nobody expects The Telegraph to like the taxman, but when they’re criticising him for not charging big businesses enough tax, you know he’s got to be pretty dodgy. Dave Hartnett, the Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC, […]

Building to Win: Reaching Beyond the International Anti-Capitalist Elite

I was recently asked to speak about the infrastructure of progressive movements at the Bank of Ideas – part of Occupy London. This is roughly what I said. This piece first appeared in the Occupied Times. I recently had the good fortune to interview Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason at a comedy gig. His message […]

Dick of the Year – Andrew Lansley

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award. To submit your own nomination email around 200 words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org by the end of Friday. Voting will open on New Year’s Day. In the second year of the coalition, Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill, one of […]

Why I’m using my tax rebate to sue the taxman

A couple of days before Christmas, a letter came in the mail for me. It was for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, telling me I was due a tax rebate of £80.89. Coming in the festive season, there was a few things I was considering spending it on. In the end, I decided to gamble […]

Women Of The Year 2011 (No Pandas)

The BBC’s female Faces Of 2011 left a lot to be desired, prominently featuring wedding participants and a panda. Reni Eddo-Lodge nominates some more distinguished recipents, and Kim Kardashian.

Dick of the Year – David Starkey

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award from Liz Ely. To submit your own nomination email 200 or so words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. Nominations will close and voting begin at New Year. Q. Why would you deem it appropriate to ask a Tudor historian to talk […]

Not Dick of the Year – Jeremy Clarkson

This is not a nomination for our Dick of the Year award by Roddy Shippin. If you want to nominate someone (or un-nominate them) email 2-300 words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. Many worthy candidates have already been put forward for this most prestigious of phallic-themed humiliations, but rather than nominate another I would […]

Dick of the Year – Narendra Modi

This is a nomination for Dick of the Year from Nishma Doshi. If you want to nominate someone, please email 200ish words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org India. A picture of the colonial success: income inequality has doubled in the last couple of decades, society is still stratified along strict caste/class/religious lines, and neoliberalism […]

Dick of the Year – Jeremy Clarkson

This is a nomination for Bright Green’s Dick of the Year 2011 award from Liz Ely. To submit your own nomination email 200 or so words to editors (at) brightgreenscotland (dot) org. We’ll close nominations on Saturday and open voting in the New Year. For me, Dick of the Year is an award that might […]

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